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Old 03-09-2017, 06:55 AM
 
Location: CT/NY
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Greetings: I am very familiar with the overall Bethel/Danbury area and the location of Timber Oak condominiums seems very ideal, the buildings and grounds high end. I'm wondering if anybody that has direct experience living there or knows somebody who does can provide some insight on what it's like to live there? Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Yes, I owned a townhouse there for a short time. Most of the complex is very nice (albeit pricey, and mostly in Danbury). I sold my unit because of noise. I was very near South Street and the train noise/horn, a humming battery factory, and general riff raff in the area turned me off.

Again, most units are isolated enough that it won't matter.

The units themselves seem well built and are nicely finished. The 2 car garage is more like a 1.75 car garage. Tight squeeze. Guest parking is limited.

Would I do it again? No. The Bethel units are even more expensive. I would just go for a single family home, and I did, just in a difffeent area.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:12 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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I did look at them when they were being built. One thing I noticed is the Tax difference from one unit to another simply because it's in Bethel......same complex, but higher taxes. Not sure how they work the school situation, who goes to which school.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: CT/NY
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Thanks for input.

Stylo: I actually like the sound of the train and don't need complete silence (though would not consider a unit directly on the road.) It sounds like Bethel is generally not appealing to you? Or are you saying the complex itself has riff-raff...?

Beer: I believe some of the units are specifically in Bethel hence availability of Bethel schools and somewhat higher taxes.
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Danbury CT covering all of Fairfield County
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The units are very nice and offer good value compared to many of the new construction options in the area. The units in Bethel are generally larger than those found on the Danbury side and the mill rate is higher in Bethel. Also on the Bethel side of the complex, owners have to pay their own metered water & sewer fee, whereas it is included on in the dues at the Danbury side. When I've shown in there, I've never an issue with visitor parking. One of my clients did have to sell her minivan and get something smaller into fit into the two car garage. If I was in that price range, I'd look also at the units over at Woodland Hills which is within the same general area.
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Thanks for input.

Stylo: I actually like the sound of the train and don't need complete silence (though would not consider a unit directly on the road.) It sounds like Bethel is generally not appealing to you? Or are you saying the complex itself has riff-raff...?

Beer: I believe some of the units are specifically in Bethel hence availability of Bethel schools and somewhat higher taxes.
I was on the Danbury side. I love Bethel and actually looked there before settling on Milford, which I just happened to prefer a bit more on a few levels (mainly location near New Haven and other shoreline towns and the fact that it's coastal).

The train horn was obnoxiously loud where I was, and very very close.

Most of the complex doesn't have that issue, and it's more faint.
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I did look at them when they were being built. One thing I noticed is the Tax difference from one unit to another simply because it's in Bethel......same complex, but higher taxes. Not sure how they work the school situation, who goes to which school.
Of course the units in Bethel go to Bethel schools, and Danbury go to Danbury.

It's well worth the extra taxes if you plan to use the schools. It's also better for resale.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:58 AM
 
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Hi there. I currently live on the Bethel side of the complex, the 1st unit built on this side. I love it here. I'm farther away from Grassy Plain St/Route 53 so I don't hear the train, just faintly. Nothing that would wake me up.

The grounds are well maintained. Neighbors are nice. The units were well built. Only challenge are the property taxes, which the town has to work out it's spending.

When I first looked at buying a unit here, I wanted to make sure I was near things. For example, I can walk to Dunkin Donuts, sushi, tapas, reflexology, the bank, pharmacy, pizza, movie theater, dry cleaning, liquor store, etc. If you like to walk, Caraluzzi's is a nice 45 minute walk to the grocery store, the library is also in that area. I love that the town is walkable!
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:31 AM
 
Location: CT/NY
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